Update — As of 6:30 a.m. all traffic lanes on Audubon Drive had been reopened to traffic.
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One Henrico woman is dead and a man is seriously hurt after a single-car crash on Audubon Drive early Thursday morning.
The Henrico Police Department says the crash happened between International Centre Drive and Oakley’s Lane around 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.
Once officers arrived at the scene, they found Rebecca Anne Smith, 28, of Henrico, and an unidentified man inside the car with injuries. The man was taken to VCU medical center with critical injuries. Smith died from her injuries at the scene.
Police say preliminary investigations lead them to believe speed and lack of seatbelt usage are factors in the deadly crash. Detectives are continuing to work with the Medical Examiner and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office throughout the investigation.
Police said that all westbound lanes on Audubon Drive between Oakley’s Lane and International Center Drive would be closed throughout the morning as the investigation continues. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.
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